First Aid Treatment
Any medical treatment rendered by a physician or other licensed health care professional beyond what is detailed below renders the work-related event Recordable.
First Aid Treatment is limited to the following:
- Non-prescription medication at non-prescription strength;
- Tetanus immunization;
- Cleaning, flushing or soaking wounds on the surface of the skin;
- Using wound coverings such as a Band-Aid, bandages, gauze pads, etc.; or using butterfly bandages or SteriStrips;
- Using hot or cold therapy;
- Using any non-rigid means of support such as elastic wraps, bandages, non rigid back belts, etc.;
- Using temporary immobilization devices for transporting an injured person;
- Drilling a fingernail to relieve pressure or draining fluid from a blister;
- Using eye patches;
- Removal of foreign bodies from the eye using only irrigation or a cotton swab;
- Removing splinters or foreign material from areas other than the eye by irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs or other simple means;
- Using finger guards;
- Using massages (not physical therapy or chiropractic treatment); or
- Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress.
Source: API RP 75, Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities: Upstream Segment, Third Edition, May 2004. Global Standards
First Aid Treatment
FIRST AID TREATMENT shall mean using a non-prescription medication at non-prescription strength; administering tetanus immunizations; cleaning, flushing, or soaking wounds on the surface of the skin; using wound coverings such as bandages, gauze pads, or butterfly bandages; using hot or cold therapy; using any non-rigid means of support such as elastic bandages; using temporary immobilization devices when transporting an accident victim; drilling of a fingernail or toenail to relieve pressure or draining fluid from a blister; using eye patches; removing foreign bodies from the eye using only irrigation or a cotton swab; removing splinters or foreign material from areas other than the eye by irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs, or other simple means; using finger guards; using massages; or drinking fluids for the relief of heat stress.
Source: Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Practice and Procedure, Code of Colorado Regulations, 2 CCR 404-1, February 2013. Regulations